Today provided us with another look at life in small towns in Portugal.
Our first stop was Alcobaça, where we toured the Cisterian Monastery of Santa Maria. It is the largest church in Portugal and the best Gothic building.
Construction was started by King Alfonso Henriques in 1178 after he drove out the Moors and it was completed almost 100 years later.
Among the sights at this monastery is "the Hall of Kings"
After the tour, we met in the town square where Robert treated us to another Pastel de Nata.
Back on the bus, we headed for Sitio/Nazare. First stop was Sitio where we got a great view of the beach at Nazare down below.
Then I walked around and took photos of women in their traditional "7 layers of skirts," which they would often pull up around their heads or shoulders to ward off the wind.
I thought this photo of the dried octopus was very artistic.
Then we boarded the bus back to Obidos. I walked around again and took some photos of the Church of St. Mary